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Kavalicious Taveuni Owner Introduces Kava Chocs, Cookies

Kavalicious Taveuni is expanding its business into kava chocolates and cookies. The Nadi-based company is founded by Ana Malumuvatu. She started dealing with Taveuni pure waka/kava after she lost her job in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
26 Apr 2022 11:00
Kavalicious Taveuni Owner Introduces Kava Chocs, Cookies
Kavalicious-Taveuni founder Ana Malumuvatu with her latest products at the Kava Bar in Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Kavalicious Taveuni is expanding its business into kava chocolates and cookies.

The Nadi-based company is founded by Ana Malumuvatu.

She started dealing with Taveuni pure waka/kava after she lost her job in 2020 at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Since then Ms Malumuvatu has been coming up with innovative ideas of doing business.

Ms Malumuvatu collaboration with ygap, a business accelerator programme for women with businesses that have a social and environmental focus.

yher is a programme that supports game changing, women-led impact ventures that are improving the lives of people living in poverty across the Pacific Islands region.

 

The culmination of the 12-week programme was held through a showcase in Suva last week.

Ms Malumuvatu was part of the 300 plus applicants for the yher programmes but a total of 16 got interviewed and 11 were selected.

“I was fortunate enough to be one of the eleven business entrepreneurs of the yher programme,” she said.

 

With yher, she said she has been digging deep into her ideas on creativeness.

“That’s how I came up with the idea of making Kavalicious Taveuni cookies,” she said.

“Add on to the creativeness, I collaborated with one of our yher sister, Siteri Lesione of Genoganics which we work together.”

“Together, the kava chocolate was born.”

 

Ms Malumuvatu added that credit goes to the yher programme for helping them in creating the product.

Kavalicious cookies are for adults only – the ingredients used is 50% kava infused and has different flavors such as lemon grass, turmeric, cinnamon, and vanilla etc.

“Our main goal is to cater for all needs.

It’s a three-in-one, health benefits; reduce stress and anxiety which is a chaser at the same time.”

For the demand, Ms Malumuvatu has been approached by supermarkets, boutique and duty free shops to sell her products on the shelf.

 

Feedback: waisean@fijisun.com.fj



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